For the third year in a row Ozinga partnered with Northwestern University to sponsor the Wildcats football team.
Last fall, our fourth-generation, family owned company once again sponsored the “Ground Game” for Northwestern’s football team, in which we donated $10 for every Northwestern rushing yard throughout the season, resulting in a grand total of $16,090 for 1,609 total yards rushed in 2018.
These funds support Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM), a student-run philanthropy that raises more than $1 million for its beneficiaries every year. Communities in Schools of Chicago, a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the opportunity gap in education, is the 2019 recipient.
During a Northwestern basketball game versus the University of Minnesota Gophers on February 28, 2019, Tim Ozinga, Executive Vice President, presented the University with a check for $16,090.
“NUDM is thankful for Ozinga’s continued support in our mission to empower tomorrow’s leaders," said Dan Gorulko, NUDM spokesperson. “This partnership will enable Communities In Schools of Chicago to continue its mission in supporting the thousands of CPS students on their path to high school graduation and life beyond.”
Last year, Ozinga donated $19,310 to support the NUDM and their 2018 recipient, Cradles to Crayons. Gigi’s Playhouse received $17,650 in 2017 thanks to Ozinga’s donation.
Partnering with the Wildcats and NUDM group isn’t Ozinga’s only involvement with the University. President Marty Ozinga received his Masters in Communications from the University, and Tim Ozinga earned his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
In addition, we have also helped build the Northwestern community by supplying concrete for many on-campus projects, including the Kellogg School of Management building, the University’s Lincoln Residence Hall, Mudd Hall, Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center, Goodrich Hall, Shepard Hall and the Northwestern University AB Wing Infill.
“This is the third year we’ve partnered with Northwestern and it’s something low-key, fun, and meaningful we can do to give back to an organization that has been a part of our families’ lives for a while now,” said Tim Ozinga. “Education is especially close to my heart, so we’re excited to give back to CIS and help students throughout Chicago.”
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